Cardillo

Architecture





Antonino Cardillo, Off Club Pan-Asian restaurant mixology bar, Rome, 2018.

Antonino Cardillo, Off Club restaurant, Rome 2018. Photography by Antonino Cardillo.






Chronicles

2019-1975











2019

ROME, Italy — Lucia Barbara Galli features Off Club in the Paolo Portoghesi magazine Abitare la Terra.

ROME, Italy — Istituto Luce Cinecittà — Diego Grammatico and Giovanna Marinelli invite Cardillo to talk as part of Rome Video Game Lab 2019.

LONDON, UK — Royal College of Art — On behalf of the students of the RCA School of Architecture, Yara Boulos and Riccardo Rizzetto invite Cardillo to talk as part of the talk series Inside/Out.


2018

DARMSTADT, Germany — h_da University of Applied Sciences — Kerstin Schultz, Hedwig Wiedemann-Tokarz, and Eva Maria Herrmann feature House of Dust and Specus Corallii in Thinking Color in Space.

LONDON, UK — Suzanne Trocmé unveils Off Club in Wallpaper* magazine.

ROME, Italy — Matteo Di Persio and Francesco Curcio commission Cardillo to design a work of architecture for the restaurant bar Off Club.


2017

BERLIN, Germany — Station Berlin — Cardillo is a keynote speaker at the Heinze Architektour Congress.

MILAN, Italy — Jean-Marie Martin features Specus Corallii in Casabella.

ROME, Italy — Francesca Gottardo features Specus Corallii in the Paolo Portoghesi magazine Abitare la Terra.

BERLIN, Germany — Cardillo is the cover story of the first issue of DEAR magazin: 18 pages feature the journey to Sicily of Jeanette Kunsmann and Stephan Burkoff.


2016

LONDON, UK — Jessica Mairs unveils Specus Corallii in dezeen.com. Interior icon of week.

COLOGNE, Germany — Technical University of Cologne — Carolin Höfler gives the lecture ‘Hyper Desire Digitale Wirklichkeitsversprechen’ which compares Cardillo’s Ellipse 1501 House to the production design of Ken Adam’s 007 James Bond film Moonraker.

MILAN, Italy — XXI Triennale di Milano — By invitation of Beppe Finessi, Cardillo showcases House of Dust at the Palazzo della Triennale: through a selection of 50 works the exhibition Stanze. Altre filosofie dell’abitare presents a history of Italian interior design from the 1920s to the present day.


2015

TRAPANI, Italy — Trapani Cathedral — Gaspare Gruppuso commissions Cardillo for the restoration of the ancient Oratory of S.S. Sacramento, also called the Sala Laurentina. The Specus Corallii project has been built in seven months.

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany — Goethe-University — Chris Dähne, Frederike Lausch and Bettina Rudhof invite Cardillo to talk at the Deutsche Architekturmuseum.

LONDON, UK — Anna Winston unveils Colour as a Narrative in dezeen.com.

LONDON, UK — Wallpaper* magazine — By invitation of Suzanne Trocmé, Cardillo designs the Illuminum Fragrance Gallery at 41 Dover Street, Mayfair. The Colour as a Narrative project is built in two weeks.

BERLIN, Germany — Jeanette Kunsmann unveils Crepuscular Green in Baunetz designlines.de.

CASTIGLIONE D/S, Italy — Cardillo designs a house for family at Garda Lake. The project has been built in three years with a final scheme altered by the owners.


2014

LONDON, UK — Phaidon Edition — Room: Inside Contemporary Interiors selects House of Dust as one of the world’s most exceptional spaces of the past five years. Opening feature of the promotional teaser.

LONDON, UK — Sir John Soane’s Museum — Abraham Thomas invites Cardillo to showcase his Min sculptures inside the cabinets of the Breakfast Room at 12 Lincoln’s Inn Fields.

ROME, Italy — Francesca Gottardo features House of Dust in the Paolo Portoghesi magazine Abitare la Terra.

ROME, Italy — Klaus Mondrian commissions Cardillo to refurbish his Mondrian Suite art gallery in the San Lorenzo quarter. The Crepuscular Green project is built in three weeks.

LONDON, UK — Ana Araujo features House of Dust in the RIBA Journal of Architecture.


2013

LONDON, UK — Architectural Association — Jack Self invites Cardillo to write a text for Fulcrum.

LONDON, UK — Architectural Association — Alexandra Savtchenko-Belskaia invites Cardillo to talk with students of ‘Intermediate 2’.

LONDON, UK — Amy Frearson features House of Dust in dezeen.com.

MILAN, Italy — Paolo Maria Noseda unveils House of Dust in the Corriere della Sera magazine Casamica.


2012

DORSET, UK — Architectural Association — Ana Araujo and Takero Shimazaki invite Cardillo to talk with students of ‘Intermediate 2’ at the Hooke Park campus.

ROME, Italy — Massimiliano Beffa commissions Cardillo to refurbish his apartment in the Ludovisi quarter. The House of Dust project has been built in nine months.

HAMBURG, Germany — Susanne Beyer interviews Cardillo for Der Spiegel. Article in editorial.

VIENNA, Austria — Peter Reicher launches the controversy over the Houses for No One series in Falter.


2011

LONDON, UK — Victoria & Albert Museum — By invitation of Suzanne Trocmé, Cardillo designs the Postmodern Cafe, the London Design Festival’s dedicated entrance to the V&A’s exhibition Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-90.


2010

LONDON, UK — University of London — Ana Araujo invites Cardillo to discuss the work of his practice at the Chelsea College of Art.

LONDON, UK — Malaika Byng unveils Akin to a Cinema Set, the Sergio Rossi store, in wallpaper.com.

MILAN, Italy — Wallpaper* magazine — By invitation of Suzanne Trocmé, Cardillo designs the Sergio Rossi store. Akin to a Cinema Set, the project is built in ten days. Wallpaper* editor-in-chief Tony Chambers comments: Cardillo is one of the most significant architects of our time.


2009

TAKARAZUKA, Japan — 野村工務店 — Kenji Nomura commissions Cardillo to design a timber house. The Inexact Quality project has been built in seven months.

LONDON, UK — The Horse Hospital — John Foxx invites Cardillo to showcase Ellipse 1501 House and the Tales of Light video along with artworks of diverse artists inspired by Foxx’s music.

LONDON, UK — Jonathan Bell and Ellie Stathaki select Cardillo as one of the world’s 30 most talented young architectural practices of the year in Wallpaper*.


2008

The Houses for No One series is widely published in blogs, magazines and books around the world.

MELBOURNE, Australia — Laura and Livio De Marchi commission Cardillo to design their home in Kew. The house is never built. Out of the variances of this preliminary project, Houses for No One is created (Concrete Moon House, House of Twelve and Purple House).


2007

ROME, Italy — Cardillo designs the Nude Tower on the Tiber Embankment.

WESTON-SUPER-MARE, UK — Cardillo takes part in the RIBA competition for a landscape project on the ruins of the Victorian luna park Birnbeck Island.

SYDNEY, Australia — Matt Hussey provokes debate over Ellipse 1501 House in thecoolhunter.com.

Cardillo begins to design the Houses for No One series (Ellipse 1501 House, Vaulted House, House of Convexities and Max’s House in a Small Lake).

LONDON, UK — Gian Luca Amadei invites Cardillo to write a criticism for Blueprint.

Kathrin Gramsdorff introduces the classical music journalist Charles Searson to Cardillo, who becomes his long-time English translator.


2006

LONDON, UK — worldarchitecturenews.com selects the Dualistic House project as one of the top 30 houses of the year.

ROME, Italy — University of Rome — Cesare Maria Casati invites Cardillo to contribute to his course of ‘Laboratorio di Allestimento I’ at the Faculty of Architecture ‘Valle Giulia’.


2004-2003

MILAN, Italy — Cardillo works with Fabio Nonis and Carlo Alberto Maggiore.

ERYX, Italy — He designs the Dualistic House project with Pietro Maltese.

antoninocardillo.com is created.


2002-1999

PALERMO, Italy — University of Palermo — After an early study thesis on Stanley Kubrick’s movie 2001: A Space Odyssey and the context of the late 1960s, Cardillo graduates in Architecture via supervisor Giovanni Sarta with a project for the Trapani Marina.

Sante Crocé introduces him to the radiosity global illumination algorithm for CGI.


1998-1993

PALERMO, Italy — University of Palermo — Cardillo studies Architecture under the guidance of professor Antonietta Iolanda Lima.


1992-1983

Cardillo uses Real 3D, the modelling and raytracing computer-generated imagery application created by Juha and Vesa Meskanen.

He owns a Commodore VIC20, C=64 and later an Amiga 500 computer. Through them he learns the BASIC programming language. Among his favourite games are Labyrinth, Maniac Mansion, Zak McKracken, Curse of the Azure Bonds and Ultima IV.

TRAPANI, Italy — His father founds the Cardillo Computer System software house and retail store of Texas Instruments, Sirius and Ericsson computers.


1975

ERYX, Italy — Antonino Cardillo born at midday on Sunday 18 May 1975 as the first son of Salvatore Cardillo and Mariangela Gammicchia.


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